The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Valley

February 6, 2013

Free tax preparation help is available

The IRS is offering free tax preparation help this season. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is for people who make $51,000 or less annually and need assistance with their taxes. IRS-certified volunteers will provide basic tax return preparation and information. To find your nearest VITA location, visit http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep, or call (800) 906-9887.

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free help for all, with priority given to individuals who are 60 years of age and older. IRS-certified volunteers specialize in questions about pensions and retirement issues. To find TCE locations near you, go to http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/.

For those who wish to file Federal taxes online for free, I-CAN! E-File has partnered with TaxACT for the 2012 tax season, which means that I-CAN! now has no income, form, or state limitations. For more information or to file online with I-CAN!, visit http://www.icanefile.org.

n Bloomsburg University will be providing free tax help from Feb. 13 through April 11. Call 389-5234 for more information.

n Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. in Northumberland County is offering free tax preparation help through VITA. For information, call 644-6575.

n VITA tax preparation is being offered at sites in Selinsgrove and Lewisburg. To get information and make appointments, call 374-0181.

 

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